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Hi I'm Gladys Ibarra

I'm the daughter of immigrant parents, I grew up in Miami Florida, I'm a nursing student at BYU, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a nursing student at Brigham Young University and have been there for 3 years. I work as a campus tour guide for prospective students and I get to meet high school kids from all parts of the world from our backyard of Utah to Australia, China, and Belize. My mom is from Honduras and my dad is from Cuba and I love celebrating my latin culture through cooking and music. Dancing is one of my favorite past times. I also learned American Sign Language and I love being a part of Deaf culture and interpreting songs into American Sign Language.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 8 years old. But that wouldn't of been possible if it weren't for my mother. She was born and raised in Honduras by her grandmother. When she was a teenager, her uncle who was a member of the church shared a Book of Mormon with her. As she read it's pages it's stories came to life and she couldn't put it down. She began assisting church and when her unsupportive grandmother stopped giving her money for the bus fare she would walk. Eventually her uncles brought her to America to get a better life, and she lost touch with the church. But one day, two missionaries came knocking on her doors and with that she began attending church again and was baptized. It was because of these incredible events that I was raised in the church and am who I am today.

How I live my faith

I have had various callings and leadership roles in the church, but no matter what my calling may be I find joy in serving those around me in any way that I can. Whether it be helping serve food, opening a door for a stranger, or helping clean up after a hurricane, I live my faith by serving my fellowman.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Gladys Ibarra
As a nursing student at BYU, I have taken several science classes including anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology. As I've studied and learned about the complexities of the human body and it's functions, the truth that there is a God was confirmed to me. The body functions in such a perfect way that I knew this was by design and not some accidental cosmic explosion out in the universe. God created us in his image and designed the beautiful world around us to bring us joy and purpose. Show more Show less